Yates Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Yates Family History

If you are conducting some Yates family history research then you can view the Yates coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Yates surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Yates and Yeates in Ireland were introduced into the country by settlers from the North of England as a variant of the name 'Gates'. The majority of settlers located in the Province of Ulster where there is still a very good representation of the name. Yeats is a variant spelling.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Yates Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Embattled Line Represents the Walls of a Fortress or Town
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